Somos 11 Millones/We Are 11 Million

by Joseph McKeown


  Somos 11 Millones/We Are 11 Million  by Andrea Bowers (with Movimiento Cosecha)

Somos 11 Millones/We Are 11 Million by Andrea Bowers (with Movimiento Cosecha)

Los Angeles-based artist Andrea Bowers uses video, drawing, and installation pieces to combine art and activism in the struggle for social justice. For this piece on the High Line, Bowers collaborated with the immigrant rights activist group Movimiento Cosecha to write a slogan in support of DREAMers. The neon sign reading “Somos 11 Millones / We Are 11 Million” references the number of undocumented immigrants in the US. The piece is part of a group exhibition on the High Line that looks at the “power of art to change society, the role of art in public space, and whether art can be a form of protest.”